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  • Summary: 1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's1946: Europe. World War II rages on across Europe. Where the Allies once pressed advantage, the Nazi forces have turned the tide in dramatic fashion behind the technologically advanced war machine of General Wilhelm Strasse, aka Deathshead. When a final Allied assault on Deathshead's compound fails, the Allies’ greatest hope falls with it. 1960: Europe. The war is over. And the Nazis are triumphant victors. Using unrelenting force and brutal intimidation, the Nazis have brought even the most powerful nations to their knees. The Nazi regime now rules the globe with an iron fist. You are Captain B.J. Blazkowicz, the American War Hero. After delving into this world of darkness, you must launch an impossible counter-offensive against the monstrous Nazi regime. Only you dare stand up against an unstoppable army of Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers. Only you can stop Deathshead. Only you can rewrite history. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 28, 2014
    100
    Wolfenstein 3D changed how we looked at first person games in 1992 and The New Order, while not as big of a step, may be just as important of one for the future of the genre.
  2. May 26, 2014
    90
    To put it briefly: The New Order deserves a sequel. And to make sure this dream comes true, I can do only one thing: convince you to buy the new Wolfensten game. Perhaps great trailers boosted expectations too high, perhaps fanatical Return to Castle Wolfenstein players won't be as amazed, as I am, but I'm sure of this: all FPS fans will have a great time and after finishing the game they'll want more.
  3. Jun 9, 2014
    90
    While the story never reaches the level of Bioshock or Portal 2, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a great experience both narratively and gameplay-wise, and has way more heart than it has any right to.
  4. May 22, 2014
    80
    Who was expecting such a big Wolfenstein return four years after the previous title? Not many, but MachineGames has developed a very good shooter with mixed gameplay (shoot&stealth), an interesting plot and great characters.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2014
    80
    If you've enjoyed shooters of old, you'll love how freshly packaged this one is.
  6. Jun 8, 2014
    80
    Wolfenstein: The New Order is an electric veg-o-matic of FPS gaming bits and pieces set thrown into the hopper and set for puree. It lacks some stuff that we’re sort of gotten used to seeing in our FPS games these days and adds, a thousand collectable widgets aside, not much that we haven’t seen elsewhere before.
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 25, 2014
    50
    The only thing in the new Wolfenstein that turned out really well is music. Shooting is decent and some weapons give proper sense of power, but developers failed to build an interesting game on these foundations. It has some good moments but none of them lasts long enough to be satisfying. Plus the writing is terrible and the way the game constantly forces all that ‘war is evil!’ preaching and Blazkowicz’s moral dilemmas down your throat is ridiculous. I actually couldn’t decide whether the game is being serious or not. [07/2014, p.56]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 383
  1. Aug 31, 2014
    10
    Great game, awesome story, superb comeback to old school while adding modern tweaks. The alternative timeline of history is engaging and hasGreat game, awesome story, superb comeback to old school while adding modern tweaks. The alternative timeline of history is engaging and has many nice subtleties, like German recordings of well known English hits.
    I also didn't notice texture loading bug from Rage when spinning around, so for me this is improvement over the Tech 5 engine.
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  2. Jun 3, 2014
    10
    One of the best shooters of my life! Probably the best shooter of my life! Everything about the game is amazing except some graphical glitchesOne of the best shooters of my life! Probably the best shooter of my life! Everything about the game is amazing except some graphical glitches which are absolutely ignorable. Great FPS. I love id tech engine. Expand
  3. May 20, 2014
    10
    Although not bringing masses to the fps market, Wolfenstein is propped up by successful writing, plot and graphics. The characters areAlthough not bringing masses to the fps market, Wolfenstein is propped up by successful writing, plot and graphics. The characters are relatable and Wolfenstein is an overall very good game. Expand
  4. May 17, 2015
    9
    Vuelta al shooter clásico de la mano de los chicos de MachineGames. Gráficos increíbles, jugabilidad y una historia que engancha. UnaVuelta al shooter clásico de la mano de los chicos de MachineGames. Gráficos increíbles, jugabilidad y una historia que engancha. Una puntuación de 9 sobre 10. Desde Return to Castle Wolfenstein no lo pasaba tan bien. Expand
  5. May 26, 2014
    8
    I did not know that a new Wolfenstein was in the works until about a week before its release. I was not hyped in any way and Wolfenstein was aI did not know that a new Wolfenstein was in the works until about a week before its release. I was not hyped in any way and Wolfenstein was a long forgotten franchise for me, the last release from this franchise I played was RtCW back in 2001. Which was pretty interesting back in the days.

    I did not have any urge to play it until I heard the song - German version of House of the Rising Sun. I really liked it and wanted to check out more. I really like the idea of alternate history and what would happen after that.

    I was expecting something more open-world and for a moment it seemed that that was something that they were going for (at least partially with the mini-quests) but perhaps they did not have the time to develop it. Storywise - the game takes place in alternative timeline where Nazis won the war thanks to some impossible technology. The only person who can stop this is William J Blazkowicz - main protagonist in all games of the series. I think thats really refreshing after all those modern and current warfares of the 2010's

    I was a bit disappointed as character development was a bit lacking although it was fun to listen to various languages being spoken instead of English with funny accents (mainly German and Polish). The narration is a powerful mix of Inglorious Basterds with Iron Sky and a pinch of Ocean's Eleven.

    As for the gameplay - it offers a joyride of a modern shooter with scripted events and some oldschool mechanics (you can regain full health only with medpacks) - ridiculous double weapon setups and hordes of enemy soldiers and robots. It is not your typical shooter, although feels more up-to-date than most of oldschool ride like recent renditions of Shadow Warrior or Rise of the Triad.

    Visually - it is certainly not a next-gen experience. Although I like the smooth look of faces and cinematic cutscenes the visuals seem somewhat lacking - idTech 5 is still a work in progress ridden with problems - low res textures and some heavy texture popping almost all the time (I guess 4 GB of RAM is to small for this engine) amd I do not think that we will see it in many games. What is sure - it certainly has a different feel than all those unreal engine games.

    What is disturbing - the download is 40 GB - just like Titanfall - and - again like in Titanfall - theres vritually nothing in this game to justify it. I am no developer but I did not see any high quality textures nor did I hear that much variety of sound to justify it.

    Other than that - the games was a fun ride for 10 hours. I doubt I will replay it though - there is alternative timeline which gives you small changes in layout, there are some collectibles and game modes to unlock, however nothing worthy of repeating it, at least not immediately after.
    Given the pluses and minuses of the game I had hell of a fun, more than I ever had from single player modes for quite some time. Bioshock was interesting but not that fun. Dishonored was pretty close but again - it was a different kind of game - lacking the pure mindless fun. For me, given its minuses, its a solid 8.
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  6. Oct 10, 2014
    7
    The game play was refreshing since I actually died many many times on medium difficulty, which is unexpected for an FPS. I have 3 big gripesThe game play was refreshing since I actually died many many times on medium difficulty, which is unexpected for an FPS. I have 3 big gripes with this game. 1. The sneaking algorithm is very rudimentary and makes it way too easy. 2. The random spawning of enemies in closed rooms that appear right in front or behind you to kill you instantly. I don't give credit to any FPS that spawns enemy on top of you, this is just lazy developing. 3. The games graphics does not justify the 50gb install size. It looks decent but not 50gb exceptional. Story wise this games is below average for FPS but I don't really care too much for the story.The game play itself was good. I liked the weapons and the combat system but the spawning of enemies in close proximity really soured the experience. The combat AI is pretty competent, one of the better ones I've seen so props to the developer. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2016
    0
    A 2016 review.

    Sorry but is impossible to play this game... lock at 60fps. The game is very slow with LOTS OF TEARS. If I can play the
    A 2016 review.

    Sorry but is impossible to play this game... lock at 60fps. The game is very slow with LOTS OF TEARS. If I can play the witcher 3 at 144 (sync) or 180 without sync (at max settings, plus force SSAA) I need to play this game at least at 144hz lock.

    This is a deal break for me.
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